GLOBUS 2018: Classic China & the Yangtze River with Hong Kong (OYE)

15 days from Beijing to Hong Kong

This tour through China, including a Yangtze River cruise, offers you opportunities to see some of China's most historic sites, learn about the local culture, and witness spectacular scenery. You'll stay three nights each in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong; two nights in Xi'an; and three nights aboard your Yangtze River cruise ship.

Some of the fascinating historic sites you'll visit on this China tour include Tian'anmen Square; the Forbidden City, once home to Chinese emperors; the Temple of Heaven, built in 1420; Dayan Pagoda, built in 652 AD; and Shibaozhai, a 12-story pagoda built high on the cliffside in the 18th century. No China tour would be complete without visiting the Great Wall, and you'll walk along the wall to see how expansive it is. In Xi'an, marvel at the Terracotta Warriors, roughly 8,000 soldiers, chariots, and horses constructed in 210 BC-all to help China's first emperor into the afterlife!

Relax as you cruise down the Yangtze River, the world's third-largest river, and enjoy spectacular scenery and majestic peaks. Get a glimpse of rural Chinese life and see tiny villages clinging to the hillsides. In Hong Kong, cruise across Victoria Harbour on the Star Ferry and enjoy panoramic views from Victoria Peak. To make sure your vacation is unique, Globus has also arranged special experiences, such as a lunch featuring xiaolongbao, dumplings that are Shanghai's most famous dish, and a ricksaw ride through Beijing's hutongs, the city's ancient alleys.

This is just a sampling of the historic sites, fun cultural experiences, and stunning scenery you'll experience on this awe-inspiring tour through China!

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Tour Operator
Globus
Duration
15 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1BeijingWelcome to China! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Day 2BeijingYour full-day sightseeing starts with a visit to TIAN'ANMEN SQUARE, the largest public square in the world. Next, explore the FORBIDDEN CITY, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest palace complex in the world. Once the home of China's great emperors, today it showcases ancient Chinese architecture, landscaped gardens, and displays of rare art and artifacts. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, followed by free time to explore on your own. This evening, savor a special [LF] PEKING DUCK WELCOME DINNER. (B,L,D)
Day 3BeijingThe GREAT WALL OF CHINA once stretched 4,000 miles across China's barren northern terrain from the Bohai Sea to the Gobi Desert. Head north to a village where the Great Wall is well preserved and walk along the wall to enjoy sweeping vistas of this mammoth fortress. Return to Beijing for some time at your leisure. Tonight, you may choose to attend a performance of the Peking Opera, a traditional form of Chinese theater, or attend the Legend of Kung Fu Show, with a fusion of kung fu, dance, and acrobatics. (B,L)
Day 4Xi'anThis morning, visit the TEMPLE OF HEAVEN and enjoy a rickshaw ride through one of Beijing's [LF] HUTONGS, the city's ancient alleys. Experience life in this historic neighborhood as you are invited into the courtyard of a family's home to learn more about their life. A short flight brings you to Xi'an. (B)
Day 5Xi'anOne of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world when China dominated the silk trade, Xi'an today is an archaeological treasure trove. Sightseeing begins with the enormous tomb of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, accidentally discovered by local farmers in 1974. Marvel at the legion of TERRACOTTA WARRIORS that has been guarding the burial site for 2,000 years. During lunch, enjoy a NOODLE-MAKING DEMONSTRATION by a master chef and learn how Chinese noodles are made by hand. Next, visit the DAYAN PAGODA, built in 652 AD. This evening, attend the 'Tang Dynasty' DINNER SHOW, featuring a colorful assemblage of classical performances. (B,L,D)
Day 6Yangtze River CruiseThis morning, visit the Xi'an City Wall South Gate and learn to write like a local during a traditional Chinese CALLIGRAPHY CLASS; you may even see some locals practicing their morning tai chi. Next, fly to Chongqing, China's capital during World War II. Visit a local ZOO to see pandas prior to boarding your cruise ship for a 3-night cruise through the breathtaking Three Gorges of the Yangtze. (B,D)
Day 7Cruising: ShibaozhaiThe morning is at your leisure to enjoy a variety of onboard activities. You may choose to start your day with a tai chi session on the Sun Deck, take a swim in the pool, or simply relax and enjoy the scenery. After lunch, take a WALKING TOUR of Shibaozhai with its 400-year-old, 12-story, red-wooden pagoda perched high on a cliff side. This evening, the Captain hosts a welcome party, followed by dinner and a special performance by the ship's crew. (B,L,D)

NOTE:

Depending on river conditions, an alternate shore excursion may be offered.
Day 8GODDESS STREAMAgain, enjoy the morning at your leisure on the ship. You may choose to take an optional shore excursion to Fengdu, known by many Chinese as the 'Ghost City,' to visit the mountaintop shrines. Later in the morning, sail downstream through the first and second of the three gorges-Qutang Gorge, the shortest but most dramatic gorge, and Wu, known for its quiet beauty and forest-covered mountains. You can nearly touch the perpendicular walls rising from the riverbanks as your Captain negotiates this narrow gap. After lunch, disembark for a BOAT EXCURSION down Goddess Stream. Along the way, see picturesque scenery and the mysterious hanging wooden coffins. Before returning to your ship, you will also board a wooden boat on a smaller section of the stream, where the crew will sing songs as you glide across the stunning deep emerald-green waters surrounded by densely forested hills. (B,L,D)

NOTE:
Depending on river conditions, the boat excursion may be on the Shennong Stream.
Day 9ShanghaiThis morning, take a specially designed boat through a lock followed by a visit to the THREE GORGES DAM SITE, the largest dam of its kind in the world. After lunch in Yichang, transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai, China's most populous city and center of trade and industry. (B,L)
Day 10ShanghaiStart your day with a stroll along the Bund, the city's riverfront boulevard lined with historic buildings, housing, banks, and trade houses. Then, visit YU YUAN GARDENS, dating back to the Ming Dynasty, and a SILK FACTORY to learn about the silk-making process. For lunch, stop at a local restaurant featuring [LF] XIAOLONGBAO, Shanghai's most famous dish. These tasty soup dumplings are handmade with at least 18 intricate folds to close the top. The broth is the star so, to avoid wasting a single drop, gently pick up the dumpling, dip in sauce, and transfer to a Chinese soup spoon. Next, make a small hole to release the steam and allow the broth to cool. After it cools, sip up the broth and then swallow the dumpling. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. You may consider joining an optional tour to see a spectacular acrobatic show. (B,L)
Day 11ShanghaiThis morning, visit the SHANGHAI MUSEUM, featuring stunning displays of ancient bronze, jade, and ceramics. Then, take a WALKING TOUR of the former French Concession, once Shanghai's leading residential and retail area. Today, the qualities that made the area so popular endure-from quaint, tree-lined streets and exquisite architecture to charming shops and fashionable restaurants and bars. Along the way, see the famous Art Deco Cathay Theatre, explore the narrow lanes of Xintiandi, and visit Fuxing Park, where locals play chess, dance, practice tai chi, and more. The afternoon is at your leisure. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. (B,D)
Day 12Hong KongFly to Hong Kong, Asia's vibrant commercial capital. (B)
Day 13Hong KongYour sightseeing tour begins with a ride on the popular STAR FERRY from Kowloon Island to Hong Kong Island. On arrival, take a CABLE-CAR RIDE up Victoria Peak for panoramic vistas. Then, explore the old Sheung Wan neighborhood and visit the DRIED SEAFOOD MARKET. Savor a DIM SUM feast for lunch before traversing the Central District aboard the historic DOUBLE-DECKER TRAM, commonly referred to as the 'Ding Ding' due to the sound of its bell. Lastly, return to Kowloon Island for a WALKING TOUR in Mongkok, one of the world's most densely populated areas. Here, old Hong Kong still exists as modern skyscrapers give way to traditional shops and authentic food stalls. The evening is at your leisure. (B,L)
Day 14Hong KongA free day to explore this exciting city. You may take an optional excursion to learn about Hong Kong's history, view the Giant Buddha on Lantau Island, or take a full-day outing to historic Macau. (B)
Day 15Hong KongYour tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
04/06/2018$3,149.00* (USD) / Land Only Price Victoria KatarinaQuote
04/20/2018$3,089.00* (USD) / Land Only Price Victoria KatarinaQuote
05/11/2018$3,049.00* (USD) / Land Only Price Victoria KatarinaQuote
05/25/2018$3,049.00* (USD) / Land Only Price Victoria KatarinaQuote
06/08/2018$2,979.00* (USD) / Land Only Price Victoria KatarinaQuote
07/06/2018$2,979.00* (USD) / Land Only Price Victoria KatarinaQuote
08/17/2018$2,979.00* (USD) / Land Only Price Victoria KatarinaQuote
08/31/2018$3,089.00* (USD) / Land Only Price Victoria KatarinaQuote
09/07/2018$3,149.00* (USD) / Land Only Price Victoria KatarinaQuote
09/14/2018$3,149.00* (USD) / Land Only Price Victoria KatarinaQuote
09/21/2018$3,149.00* (USD) / Land Only Price Victoria KatarinaQuote
10/05/2018$3,249.00* (USD) / Land Only Price Victoria KatarinaQuote
10/12/2018$3,249.00* (USD) / Land Only Price Victoria KatarinaQuote
10/19/2018$3,219.00* (USD) / Land Only Price Victoria KatarinaQuote
Disclaimer
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Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $1,012. Required intra-vacation air segments are: Beijing/Xi'an; Xi'an/Chongqing; Yichang/Shanghai; Shanghai/Hong Kong. Air prices were effective on August 17, 2017, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.

Gratuities for Tour Director, Driver and Local Guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$1,130 to $1,370

Triple rooms are not available.

Extra nights per person in Beijing:
Friday-Sunday: in single room $127; in twin room $69
Monday-Thursday: in single room $143; in twin room $77

Extra nights per person in Hong Kong:
April-May 1, September 13-October 11 & November: in single room $319; in twin room $179
May 2-September 12: in single room $259; in twin room $149
October 12-October 31: in single room $376; in twin room $208

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